Broward College Archives and Special Collections
Items from Broward College Archives and Special Collections include Silver Sands, the Junior College of Broward County year book (1961-1978); college catalogs (1960-2010); various student handbooks (1961-present) and other documents detailing the history of Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Archives and Special Collections are part of the University/College Library, a Broward College - Florida Atlantic University joint use facility, and serve as the institutional memory of Broward College. Archives house material documenting college history including photos, yearbooks, scrapbooks, objects, ephemera and other papers. The college was founded in 1960 as the Junior College of Broward County, later renamed Broward Junior College (1968-1971) and Broward Community College (1971-2008). In 2008 the college began offering Baccalaureate degrees and is now known as Broward College. As the first public institution of higher education established in Broward County, Broward College has educated more than one million students since first opening its doors and continues to play a vital role in the south Florida community.